Quantitative Research Engineer

Location: Cambridge, MA
Job Code: 2104
# of openings: 2


Position Summary 

Quantitative Research Engineers create novel data-driven solutions which enable Aurora Flight Sciences to incorporate statistical understanding and advanced techniques drawn from research in cutting-edge aerospace applications.  We work as a feedback loop between operational deployments at scale and algorithm design for autonomy, using model-based reasoning to characterize, support, and improve our  products.  You will be part of a team of developers creating a platform encompassing sensing, inference, and decision making capable of robustly handling complex and uncertain environments and generating evidence of safety and efficacy.


Specific Responsibilities

  • Analyze and model extensive aerospace data from operations in the physical world
  • Collaborate closely with leading research institutions through partnerships within Aurora’s Autonomy Center
  • Create advanced algorithms leveraging operational data for safe, efficient, and performant autonomous decision making
  • Develop software modeling operationally relevant complex and uncertain situations (e.g. negotiating a safe landing in untowered airports)
  • Leverage physical and simulated operations to quantify characteristics of autonomy


Position Requirements

  • Must be a US Person (US Citizen, Green Card Holder or US Permanent Resident)
  • PhD in Mathematics / Physics / Computer Science / Statistics / Engineering
  • Excellent communication and comfort working in a fast-paced team environment
  • Strong mathematical background and quantitative reasoning skills
  • Fluency with programming and advanced algorithms
  • [Anchor] Creativity and independent thought


Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company, is a leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced unmanned systems and aerospace vehicles.  Our mission is to apply autonomy and robotics to the development, production, and operation of advanced aircraft.  We aim to change the way we travel.

We frequently achieve what others can’t due to a combination of experience, persistence, collaboration, and a culture of innovation.  Projects are ambitious and risky. We apply breakthrough technologies to create a new state of the art, rather than advancing the old one.

During the last three decades, Aurora has designed, rapid prototyped, and flown an average of one new vehicle a year for both government and commercial customers. Now as an independent subsidiary of Boeing, Aurora’s innovation is combined with Boeing’s size and strength, creating an unprecedented opportunity to disrupt the future of the aerospace industry.


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